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Steve Harwell from Smash Mouth Enters Hospice with ‘Only a Week or So To Live’

This is sad news!!

News just broke that Steve Harwell from the band Smash Mouth, has entered hospice and only has a week or so to live.

The news was confirmed via a representative for the band.

Steve is in the final stages of liver failure after receiving treatment in a hospital and is now back home with “only a week or so to live”.

“We hope that people respect Steve and his family’s privacy during this difficult time,”

Smash Mouth Representative

Steve Harwell was previously hospitalized in August 2016 after collapsing mid-concert in Urbana, Ill.

In 2017, Smash Mouth postponed several performances while Steve was undergoing treatment for heart problems. 

In 2021, Steve officially retired from the band due to health complications following his strange behavior during his performance in New York the same year.

“Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of being a Rockstar performing in front of sold-out arenas and have been so fortunate to live out that dream,” the singer said in a statement. “To my bandmates, it’s been an honor performing with you all these years and I can’t think of anyone else I would have rather gone on this wild journey with.”

“To our loyal and amazing fans, thank you, all of this was possible because of you. I’ve tried so hard to power through my physical and mental health issues, and to play in front of you one last time, but I just wasn’t able to.”

Steve Harwell

As of right now, we know that friends and family are gathering by Steve’s side to say goodbye.

Truly a sad time and we send our condolences to those close to him.